The Life of John Howard, Esquire

The Life of John Howard, Esquire

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1790 edition. Excerpt: ...the council hereby ordains James Cleland, principal jailor, and hi successors in office, to affix a copy hereof in the Tolbooth-hall, and in his own office, under the penalty of .5 Scots, toties quoties. Extracted (signed) GEORGE HOME. Edinburgh, the sixth day of July, seventeen hundred and seventy-nine years. These do certify by me William Gilles, clerk to the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, that the above is a true and exact copy cf the act of council of the city of Edinburgh, by which the keeper of the laid Tolbooth and me as clerk thereof are governed. WILLIAM GILLES. IRELAND. I was happy in sinding at Dublin a new gaol (Newgate) almost ready for the removal of the prisoners into more airy and convenient apartments, in which the shocking intercourse of the two sexes which took place in the bid prison, will be avoided. This new prison is one hundred and seventy seet, in length, and has separate Courts for men and women. The cells on the sirst and second floors are about twelve seet by eight, and on the upper floor twelve by four, ail arched with brick, to prevent danger from sire. I chuse to say nothing of the under-ground dungeons for I hope they will never be used. It might be best to convert the chapel at the top of the house into an insirmary; for the sick rooms are too small, and likely to produce insection. In the men's court there is a pump which supplies good water, and I suppose the women's court will be provided with another. Great attention should be paid to air and cleanliness in the staircases, and the narrow passages leading to the cells, to prevent them from becoming ofsensive and insectious. The criminals in the gaols of Ireland are very numerous; one reason of which may be, that in this country there are no houses of correction;...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236654803
  • 9781236654809